Nothing is off limits now when LPs are conducting due diligence on private equity firms as investors respond to issues such as regulatory change, according to Rodney Muse, co-founder and...
Southeast Asia | 02 Apr 2015 |
Malaysia-based GP Navis Capital Partners has agreed to buy Domestic Medical Division (DMD), the cold chain medical equipment unit of Sweden's Domestic Group. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Southeast Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
With an emerging middle class willing to pay a premium for better services, Southeast Asian education has clear attractions. But investors seeking scale opportunities must pick their markets and strategies carefully.
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Navis Capital Partners has reached a final close of $1.5 billion on its seventh fund with the addition of a shariah-compliant parallel vehicle. The bulk of the international LP commitments, totaling around $1.3 billion, came by February of last year.
Fundraising | 30 Jan 2015 |
Not every investment works out as planned - often for reasons beyond the investor's control. Navis Capital Partners recently sold Australia-based IT and specialist recruiting firm Peoplebank to Japan's Recruit Holdings for A$68.6 million ($56.6 million)....
North Asia | 21 Jan 2015 |
Navis Capital Partners has sold Australia-based IT and specialist recruiting firm Peoplebank to Japan’s Recruit Holdings for A$68.6 million ($56.6 million).
Exits | 16 Jan 2015 |
From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
Navis Capital Partners completed a management buyout of Dome Coffees Australia in 2003. The business grew and Navis prospered, securing a 3.5x return on exiting the asset via another management buyout five years later. Fast forward to September 2014 and...
Buyouts | 10 Dec 2014
A consortium led by Southeast Asia-focused GP Navis Capital Partners has acquired MFS Technology, a Singapore-based developer of rigid and flexible printed electronic circuits, for $95 million.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
As the Asia's PE market matures, the winners and losers will be defined by those who not only leverage their local presence, but also retain the necessary talent, say industry participants.
GPs | 11 Nov 2014 |
In Study Group, Australian tertiary education has a strong example of how PE can support cross-border expansion. But now the smart money is going into vocational and early learning services
Australasia | 22 Oct 2014 |
Southeast Asian GP Navis Capital Partners has exited Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American maker of industrial processing equipment to UK-listed engineering firm Weir Group for $220 million.
North America | 16 Oct 2014 |
Just over a year ago, Navis Capital Partners bought Australian childcare services provider Guardian Early Learning from fellow PE investor Wolseley Private Equity for A$120 million ($110 million). The idea then was to anticipate the rise in the demand...
Buyouts | 15 Oct 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Modern Star, an Australian B2B distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools, for an undisclosed amount.
Australasia | 09 Oct 2014 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo